62nd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference
“In Defence of Politics”
3-5 April 2012
University of Ulster, Belfast
GPSG Panel 1: A Nation in Crisis: National Identity, Radical Right and Immigration in Greece
This panel focused on the challenges that Greece is facing due to the ongoing crisis. It examined the effect the crisis is having on the construction of national identity, the reason radical right political parties have strengthened and its impact on immigration and asylum policy.
- Vasiliki Georgiadou (Panteion), Spyridoula Nezi (Athens), Anastasia Kafe (Panteion), “The radical right parties under the economic crisis: The Greek case“
- Lena Karamanidou (City University, London), “The immigration discourse of an extreme right political party in Greece“
- Eleni Christodoulou (Birmingham),”Greek Politics and Passion(s): Reconstituting National Identity in the Midst of Financial Crisis“
GPSG Panel 2: A Nation in Crisis: Populist responses, social mobilization and protest in Greece
This panel considered the way Greek society responds to the financial crisis. The populist frames and blame-shifting strategies, the role of online social networks in mobilizing citizens and the cultures of rioting, were used to highlight the various reactions of Greek society.
- Sofia Vasilopoulou (York), Theofanis Exadaktylos (Surrey), Daphne Halikiopoulou (LSE), “Greece in Crisis: the populist response to Europe at times of austerity”
- John Karamichas (Queen’s University, Belfast), “Square Politics: Key characteristics of the indignant mobilizations in Greece“
- Aikaterini Andronikidou (Queen’s University Belfast), “Cultures of Protest in Greece“
- Lena Karamanidou (City University, London), “‘Based on various mathematical formulas…’: Knowledge and legitimation of claims on immigration in the Greek parliament“